This Father Asked The Internet To Suggest Some Interesting Facts To Read To His Daughter Before Sleep, And Got 40 Responses

Published 5 years ago

Every parent knows that kids can be incredibly curious, questioning everything they see and everything we do. It’s a tough task to keep up with all of their questions and sometimes you simply run out of knowledge. But don’t worry – that’s where the internet comes to help.

Recently, one father, going by u/ExpiringFrog on Reddit, asked users to submit some interesting facts to read to his 4-year-old daughter before sleep. Needless to say, the internet delivered and showered him with all sorts of interesting facts – check them out in the gallery below!

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Maybe not mind-blowing, but sometimes dogs/wolves in movies need CGI tails if they’re supposed to be acting mean bc they’re so excited to be doing a good job acting that their tails can’t stop wagging.


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Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider’s eggs. This means that tiny frogs are spider cats.


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In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig; if you have any, you have to have at least two. They get lonely!


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Sea otters hold hands when they sleep and have a favorite rock to hold onto in a secret pouch.


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Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec empire.


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Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.


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Dogs can tell when you’re coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine


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Humans are bioluminescent and glow in the dark, but the light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.


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Cows have “best friends” and get stressed when separated.


The Lichtenstein army went to battle in 1866, during the Austro-Prussian War with 80 soldiers and came back with 81. They befriended an Austria man along the way and he joined them.

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Wombat poop is cube-shaped.


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Tigers have striped skin


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The name for the Arctic comes from the ancient Greek word for bear – arktos. Named after one of the constellations Ursa Major (Big Bear) or Ursa Minor (Little Bear), but there are bears living there too. So basically, the Arctic is called ‘Bear’, and the Antarctic is called ‘Not Bear’


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Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!


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Cows get excited when they solve puzzles.


If you choose to not have children, you’re the first person in your direct line of ancestry to make this choice since the first organism to exist on Earth, about 4 billion years ago.

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From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn’t made one complete revolution around the sun.

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A day on Venus takes longer to complete Than a year on Venus.. how? It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis, than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun.


There were wooly mammoths on the planet when the Pyramids were being built.

Image source: DoctorWho426


Adwaita, a giant tortoise who died in 2006, was born before the United States existed in 1750.

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Bees tell their friends about good nearby flowers by dancing.


When a cat walks towards you with its tail up that means it likes you and is excited to see you.

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Lobsters were considered disgusting and low-class food, to the point that feeding them to prisoners too often was considered cruel and unusual punishment. Also, they’re basically just big sea roaches.


Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.

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When a bee is chosen to be the new queen, they are given a special type of honey that completely changes their bodies. Kind of like how a Pokémon evolves.


The frequency of a cat’s purr has been shown to improve bone density and strength.

Image source: DoctorWho426


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Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t


Before 1914 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

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At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.


The Moon’s diameter is 400 times smaller than the Sun’s. However, the Sun is 400 times further away. This is why we can have both solar and lunar total eclipses.

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There’s an island in Japan populated by fluffy bunnies!!


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There is a bank in Italy that trades entirely in parmesan cheese.


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Pufferfish are full of water….not air.


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The pyramids were ancient when Cleopatra was around.


Sharks predate trees.

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Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks.

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A blue whale’s heart is as big as a Volkswagen beetle.

Image source: DoctorWho426


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Cashews come from a fruit.


There is the term „rubberducking“ which is used by programmers to help them find mistakes. They explain their problem to a rubber duck and by doing so often find a solution.

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Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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